Project Management

For larger and more complex contracts APD offer a formal contract management service based on the "PRINCE" protocol (PRojects IN Controlled Environments). This was established by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency in 1989 and is a structured method for effective project management.

It is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and in the private sector. The key features are a focus on business justification, a defined structure for the project management team, product-based planning, an emphasis on creating manageable project stages and a flexibility appropriate to the nature of the project.